Halestorm to perform
ASU Unplugged will feature Pennsylvania band Halestorm on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom. ASU Unplugged presents the band up close and personal, so fans have the opportunity to meet members. Halestorm has toured with Adelita’s Way, Shinedown, Seether, and Flyleaf. Admission is free. For more information, call the Office of Student Activities at 706-737-1610.
A pain management presentation will be conducted by Kathy Mulherin, director of the Egoscue Method Clinic in Atlanta, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. in the JSAC Coffeehouse. The Egoscue Method, according to its website, is a postural therapy program that involves a series of stretches and gentle exercises designed to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs, surgery, or manipulation, enabling its clients to live pain free. This event is free. For more information, call the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at 706-737-1468.
Cookies and milk with Santa
The JSAC Ballroom will be turned into a winter wonderland; boys and girls are invited to ice skate as well as share cookies and milk with Santa on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. To make sure that Santa brings enough cookies and other goodies for all the children, please sign up in advance in the Office of Student Activities. For more information, call 706-737-1610.
Jaguar Study Access Center
Encourage students to take advantage of the JSAC during finals. In the Finals Frenzy program, students have access to tutoring in math, biology, and English as well as free printing, quiet study areas, refreshments, and stress-free zones. Final Frenzy hours are: Friday, Dec. 4, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Dec. 6, 1p.m. to midnight; and Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 7-9, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. JSAC staff will also be present throughout the building to help ensure that all students have a quiet place to study. Students are also encouraged to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots in return for a free T-shirt.
Campus Holiday Luncheon
Faculty and staff are invited to the annual holiday luncheon on Friday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the JSCA Ballroom. Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish or dessert to share with colleagues. For more information, call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 706-737-1759.
Nursing pinning ceremony
Nursing students completing the program in December will receive their pins at the annual pinning ceremony being held by the Department of Nursing on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium. The pinning ceremony will end with the traditional recitation of the Nightingale Pledge—an oath vowing that they will dedicate themselves to the nursing profession.
President’s Holiday Drop-In
The annual President’s and Alumni Association Holiday Drop-In will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Maxwell Alumni House. For more information, call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 706-737-1759.
ROTC cadets will receive their commissions into the United States Army at the Commissioning ceremony on Monday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Washington Hall Towers. For more information, call the Department of Military Science at 706-737-1644.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations will host a Winter Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at the Maxwell Alumni House for those students completing their degree requirements in the summer or fall 2009. For more information, call 706-737-1759.
Augusta State’s campus will be closed for the holidays Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. It will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4.
Men’s Golf in top 10
ASU’s men’s golf squad wrapped up its fall 2009 season by moving into the top 10 in both Golfweek magazine’s national rankings and the Golfstat national ratings. The Jaguars are ranked No. 9 in two of intercollegiate golf’s most respected polls. The Jags open their spring 2010 schedule on March 1 in the Seahawk Intercollegiate at Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Campus dining receives perfect score
ASU Campus Dining, operated by Sodexo Campus Services, recently received a perfect score of 100 on their health inspection from the Richmond County Health Department. This is the second time in a row that campus dining has received a perfect score.
Results for Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament
The annual faculty-staff golf tournament was held Nov. 13 at the Forest Hills Golf Course. Taking the top three places were the following teams: first place: Dan Whitfield, Darin Davenport, Billy Garland, and Cindy Scott; second place: Craig Cooper, Robert Smalley, Tim Dobbs, and John Black; and third place: Joey Warren, John Sullivan, and Philip Pridgen. The trophy went to the team of Samuel Sullivan, William Rhodes, Quentin Kuyper, and Chip Watson. About 40 faculty and staff played in the annual event.
Alumni Association accepting nominations
The ASU Alumni Association is accepting nominations for this year’s Alumni Association Awards. Nominations are being sought for Distinguished Alumnus/a ; Distinguished Service Town/Gown; Golden Key; and Young Alumnus/a. Submit a nomination online by visiting http://www.aug.edu/alumni/Alumni/award/nominations.html. For more information, call 706.737.1439. Deadline is Dec. 4.
ASU spotlighted in documentary
A PBS documentary in November titled Troxler’s Truckers told the story of the Augusta, Ga., based 319th Transportation Company and their Vietnam deployment. The 319th departed Augusta from present-day Galloway Hall on the ASU campus when the building was an Army Reserve Center.
ASU receives grant
ASU received a $20,000 grant from the Watson-Brown Foundation to complete an audiobook library of classic Southern literature. According to Dr. Walter Evans, ASU professor of English and project director, the grant will allow ASU to complete the English program’s Schools Project. The texts will be recorded and copied on CDs as MP3 files and made available to schools or library media centers. Students will then be able to copy the files to MP3 players, iPhones, or computers.
Human Resources has announced the days in 2010 that the university will observe for furloughs: Jan. 1, 2010—the holiday will move to Thursday, April 8, 2010, as part of a four-day campus shutdown during Masters Week; Friday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2010, will be a ½-day furlough, closing campus in the afternoon – offices will close at noon after an 8 a.m. start; Friday afternoon, March 5, 2010, will be a ½ day furlough, closing campus in the afternoon – offices will close at noon after an 8 a.m. start. Feb. 5 and March 5 afternoon classes will meet as scheduled. Friday, April 9, 2010, will be a furlough day as part of the four-day shutdown during Masters Week. All furloughs must be taken by the end of April. Directions for reporting time as well as additional information will be forthcoming from human resources or contact them for more information at 706-737-1753.
Major Roe receives U.S. Army promotion
The U. S. Army has promoted Karen Roe, military science, to the office of Lieutenant Colonel. In 1992, Lt. Col. Roe received her commission into the Signal Corps upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy. She earned a Master’s of Science in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and she is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. Throughout her military career, Lt. Col. Roe has served in many capacities within the Army and has received several honors including the Bronze Star Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
Rust to conduct workshop
Brian Rust, art, conducted a three-day sculpture workshop in November through the Morris Arts Council (MAC) for high school teens. MAC allows these students to learn about the arts and explore the resources in their community through a series of service projects, art exhibitions, hands-on workshops, and studio tours. Mr. Rust also presented a two-day workshop with the Midlands Clay Arts Society in Columbia, SC. In this program, participants explained how to produce large-scale outdoor artworks by using rammed earth.
Shivers is featured author in Chronicle’s book club
A Whistling Woman, written by Louise Shivers, Writer-in-Residence, is the third book written by a Southern woman to be featured in Augusta Chronicle’s book club. The novel was published in 1993, and it tells the story of Ms. Shivers’ grandmother, Georgeanna Shingleton. She says she was inspired to write this story after thinking on what it would be like to grow up in a time when girls were urged not to whistle. And it was only after reminiscing on the place society had gotten to, that she says the title came to her. The novel was written in the voice of Georgeanna, who also was in Ms. Shivers’ first book, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail.